Hunters used to risk life and limb to climb into their tree stands when hunting trophy deer but today they can be stealthy, safe and comfortable when climbing by wearing a Gorilla Safety Harness. Anyone who has ever climbed into a tree stand and suffered a fall or nearly fallen understands the importance of being safely anchored to the tree while in a tree stand. Early harnesses were not popular with hunters because they were bulky, heavy, noisy and uncomfortable. Today's harnesses have been refined to meet hunters' needs and the manufacturers of Gorilla Safety Harness options understand those needs.
The Gorilla Safety Harness Uses New Engineering
They begin designing the Gorilla line by tapping into the technology used by mountaineers and rock climbers. These sportsmen had to be completely mobile to do their climbing yet understood the need to be protected from falls. They found new ways to produce safe and effective gear that was non-restrictive yet strong enough to hold you firmly without tangling you up in the lines. Unfortunately, it was made to hold you face first. Gorilla turned it around to the hunter's back and began making the best hunter safety harness on the market.
A Double Layered Tether Is One Of The Gorilla's Best Features
Another innovation included a change in the type of stitching used. Previously harnesses were made with break-away stitching. Today the Gorilla Safety Harness uses a double layered tether that is energy absorbing to take out 40 percent of the fall force if a hunter does have a fall. The inner core of this tether is loosely braided and stretchable to be able to absorb fall shock force smoothly and gradually. The outside sheath is made to protect the core, but it also serves as a backup system that is also strong enough to hold you safely upon a slip or fall. It is your second line of defense. The end of the tether has a locked-on carabineer so it cannot be lost. It is weight rated the same as the tether. This carabineer is spring-loaded, easy to use, self-locking and fool-proof.
This Harness Does Not Use The Traditional Waist Belt
The makers of the Gorilla Safety Harness also removed the unnecessary and uncomfortable waist belt, making the harness far less restrictive. All of the harness straps are completely adjustable for a truly custom fit. This is very nice during cold weather, when they can be adjusted again to accommodate all the extra clothing you must wear to keep warm. Their lineman strap is the longest available among all harness makers. The tree strap utilizes a D-ring instead of a fabric loop so disconnects are very quick and much easier. Gorilla gives a deployment guarantee on all their harnesses. If you fall and the harness deploys, you may return it to Gorilla and they will send you a free brand-new harness.
Lightweight Harnesses Can Provide Excellent Safety Protection
The three models of hunter safety harness equipment made by Gorilla are the G-30, G-20 and G-15. They have some similar features and some that are specific to each model. All are constructed to give all day comfort. All are TMA certified and all come with a maximum rating of three hundred pounds. All provide 360 degrees range of movement when wearing the harness. They all have quick-connect tree snaps and a comfortable fit. The G-30 has a 30 inch tether, lightweight rapid fit buckles, shoulder pads, breathable padded lumbar support, two accessory pockets, and fully adjustable binocular straps. The G-20 has convenient accessory clips, rapid fit buckles for quick closure, an arched back harness and Mossy Oak® Break-Up® Infinity™ Camouflage. These harnesses only weigh three and a half and three pounds, respectively.
You'll Find That Great Youth Harnesses Are Available As Well
The G-15 is the newest model and one of the simplest, but it also weighs the most. None of the Gorilla Safety Harness models are made to fit as a youth safety harness. More and more families are hunting together and though there are safety harnesses for women available through the same manufacturers as the men’s, they are not for youngsters at this time. Hunter Safety Systems makes one of the only premium safety harnesses designed just for youth hunters. The Lil' Treestalker H55-8 Youth Trust and Safety Harness Vest Realtree APG Camo is made for a 50 to 100 pound capacity hunter. This youth safety harness is a camo vest harness type with new lighter buckles and double buckles on the front. It is made of “smart” fabrics to keep the young hunter dry and cool all season long. The bindings resist abrasion around the arms and neck and it is comfortable for both sitting and standing. Dangling straps are eliminated and the tether is designed to absorb more shock than ever before.
With Safety Gear For The Whole Family – It's Time To Go Hunting
Now the whole family can use climbing tree stands or ladder stands with safety and comfort. There is a suitable Gorilla Safety Harness to fit Dad as well as a comfortable hunter safety harness for Mom, while a Lil' Treestalker youth safety harness from Hunter Safety Systems is also available to keep your young hunters safe and protected from falls.